||[Feb. 23rd, 2006|01:43 pm]
Okay. At the end of the day yesterday my sister sent me an E-mail asking me to sign an online petition to outlaw third term abortion everywhere. I'm not really down with this. I feel it is a lot of propoganda and that there aren't many live third term abortion happening at all. I feel most of those photos the pro-lifers show are from children who died in eutero that HAVE to come out of the mother. At any rate, I think this is a tactic to eventually infringe on first term abortions. I can smell it coming. So, whatever my response, I won't sign the petition.
That said, I respect my sister. She's doing a fabulous job of showing her kids by example what she expects (for the most part). They are thriving, intelligent little people who I am glad to know.
At the end of the note, she talked about her plans to go back to school to be a personal trainer and to start an in-home day care (I actually think she'd be great at this). My concern is in responding in a way that respects her view without my own being disrespected.
Shall I ignore her request about the petition and wish her luck with the school endeavors? Shall I address it with a quick: I don't agree with this and move on? I do love her and am not interested in a challenge. I also don't want her to take my silence as rudeness, so I want to write her back today. What do y'all think? I'm leaning toward just ignoring the petition stuff. I wouldn't mind considering other tactics, though. Hope all is well with each of you!